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How to become a Canadian citizen if you are an American

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:59:37 +0000

Canada allows citizenship by descent for Americans born to first generation Canadian citizens. Given the strong ties between the United States and Canada, it is quite common for Americans with at least one Canadian parent to go ahead and apply for Canadian citizenship. Americans can apply for Canadian citizenship even if their Canadian parent is […]

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No date set for IRCC to waive Canadian citizenship application fees

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:23:11 +0000

The Canadian government needs more time to fulfil its promise to waive citizenship fees for applicants. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser made this revelation in a recent sit-down interview with CIC News in Toronto. The Canadian government announced shortly before the pandemic in late 2019 it would waive fees for new Canadian citizenship applicants. The pandemic […]

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PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 19:00:44 +0000

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders whose work permit expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 may be eligible for the upcoming one-time PGWP extension. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser extended the eligibility start date of the previously-announced PGWP extension from January, 2022 to September, 2021. Schedule a Free Work Permit Consultation with the Cohen […]

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Canada’s Prime Minister creates task force to address immigration delays

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:30:54 +0000

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that a new task force has been created to address unprecedented delays in government services such as passports, airports, and immigration application processing. The task force, made up of a large group of federal ministers, will seek to identify major gaps in these services and will also be […]

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Why does Canada welcome over 400,000 immigrants per year?

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Canada’s immigration goal is to continuously increase immigration levels in order to strengthen the economy, reunite families and provide humanitarian assistance to refugees. Canada has three classes of immigration: economic class, family class and refugee class. The economic class involves immigrants who have been selected for their ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, whether it […]

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A look at the latest PNP draw results in BC and Alberta

Sun, 26 Jun 2022 12:00:28 +0000

Over the last week, BC and Alberta released the results of new Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is not in itself the same […]

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Immigration Minister: Applicants can soon expect normal service standards

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:00:29 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser believes meaningful steps are being taken to get the immigration system back on track. Fraser acknowledged ongoing application processing and client experience challenges when he sat down with CIC News for an exclusive interview in Toronto earlier this week. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration Immigration Minister: Applicants […]

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Immigration Minister Sean Fraser discusses Express Entry reforms

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:00:25 +0000

The Canadian government has passed a bill that will allow the immigration minister to invite Express Entry candidates based on an economic goal. Bill C-19 received royal assent on June 23, 2022. It will give the minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) the authority to invite Express Entry candidates by occupation, language ability, […]

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Filling gaps in the Canadian labour market with the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:21 +0000

Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) is a program intended to help Canadian employers find workers with highly specialized skills when they are unable to find the appropriate skill set among Canadians or permanent residents. Why does Canada have a TFWP? TFWP is designed to fill gaps in the Canadian labour market. These shortages happen […]

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Express Entry: All-program draws set to resume July 6 says Immigration Minister

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:00:50 +0000

In an interview with CIC News, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said Canada aims to resume all-program Express Entry draws on Wednesday July 6. Special interview series with Minister Fraser CIC News sat down with the minister in Toronto on June 21, 2022 to discuss the future of Canadian immigration. Over the coming weeks, CIC News […]

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